We thought - as our website claims - that EHHPS (or at least the original Ealing Photographic Society) was founded in 1892. However, after some research and assistance from the Borough Archivist, Dr Jonathan Oates, it turns out we are a couple of years out. A notice in the Middlesex County Times for July 19th 1890 reads:
"Ealing Photographic Society. - A meeting of those interested in this society will be held at the Victoria Hall on Thursday 24th inst., at eight p.m. to approve rules, enrol members, and elect officers for the year. The provisional committee invite the attendance of all those who have taken an interest in the subject."
The following week’s newspaper reports on the meeting, and gives the names of the committee, including that of the first President, Mr H.W. Peal whose photograph, taken in 1891, is in the Borough Archive.
We will add a History page to this site in the near future.